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on the nature of the roman family and the surprising role of slaves. who do we live with and why ? what can these ancient families tell us about our own families ? around the world, archaeologists are looking far beyond the palaces and temples into the households of common people, bringing families to life out of the past. come forward all the way. oooh ! that's it. good. hold on me. come forward. ease the baby out with little pushes. come on. you can do it. beautiful ! the baby's coming up to you. waaahh ! keach: every newborn child immediately confronts three basic needs -- food, shelter and education. in the beginning, these needs are met at home. but in industrial societies, that soon changes. teacher: times three... we educate our children in schools. how would you read this number ? 21,000. you're getting these two a little mixed up from the example before. we earn our daily bread in offices, and we buy it in markets. but in many cultures, the household is still the most basic unit of society, where people spend most of their days, producing what they need to live and teaching their c
of my favorite books on the roman republic. how did this village on the tiber grow to be the absolute leader of the known world in a few hundred years? it expanded its territory by plunder, by what ever. details. it was not pretty. [laughter] it added people, it kept getting bigger and incorporated the people and to roman citizenship. it became very consolidated, expanding group of energetic people. and they'll work. they were not just a bunch of talkers, they were doing. -- there were doers. -- they were doers. we have to consolidate on this. we have to find the common path that will enable us to make the investments and undergo the sacrifice that is required because it is not all ice cream and cake here. you have to curtail consumption. whether it is a business or household. in terms of -- the free sector. it is still the same game. looking out for the future, saving for tomorrow and investing that savings and. that is what we have to do. i think it is a tough order of this matter of innovation is part of it. but also getting us to come together. we can talk about regulation and pe
. >>> big tree taken by the storm in san francisco causing a traffic headache. tomas roman is on that street. -- >> reporter: we are on buchanan crews have been chopping up this tree trying to open lanes of pine street here near buchanan the tree fell over 9:15 this morning. residents we spoke to say it sounded like a huge thud blocked all three lanes of pine beautiful buchanan landed on this mercedes whose owner told us she bought the car three months ago. the tree looks to have shallow roots which is common for this type of tree. it also makes it vulnerable to high winds. we spoke to the owner of that mercedes, she said she called the city to find out if the city owns the tree and is liable for the damage? the city told her, her insurance company will have to find out. toe man roman, abc7 news. >>> -- sonoma county, katie marzullo in petaluma that was under a flash flood warning for hours. >> reporter: this morning there was. this is willowbrook creek, two things, one how hard the rain is coming down and how high the water is flowing in this creek. if you want to know what it normally look
noted chris's swearing in as ambassador to libya on an earlier tour, he was visiting roman ruins at one of the tourist sites in libya. he was trailed by gadhafi security men who were obviously intimidating to other tourists. as she recounted it, he reached over to one of the men, stole his camera out of his hands and started taking pictures of the men who had been following him. they were so dumbfounded that they had to laugh. after a quick conversation, chris convinced them to stand down. from a colleague at the embassy in tripoli i learned chris had a humble style of diplomacy libyans responded to after he became ambassador and returned to tripoli, the embassy posted a photo, ordering a juice in a cafe. that went viral because libyans were amazed at the site of a senior government official doing mundane activities without a huge entourage and demanding vip treatment. chris had a great knowledge of libyan history and culture. he would often crack jokes with government counter parts. not just in arabic but in the libyan dialect, which the libyans loved to hear him speak. another told me
mechanism in order to do this. a classic one in roman catholicism is confession- those of you who are from that tradition know that here's a ritual possibility for going through and confessing- and that relieves you, brings you back into harmony. so what may be missing in our society- you know, the thing that may be creating such negativity from an ethical point of view- is, you know, first, we may not have any clear definition of what obligation and responsibility entails. that leaves open a wide range of one person's dissonance is another person's good time- you know, you have that kind of element going on. and then finally, how do you- what means do we have? you know, i'm thinking about- you've seen the things in the paper about the super maximum security prisons; i mean, solitary confinement- is this the way to go? punishment- all these issues raise up. now the question is, in a religiously diverse society, how do we go about doing this kind of thing? we've all had experiences of this, of guilt coming on. i remember when i was a kid- perhaps you did something like this; you know, seven
through angels while held captive by the romans for preaching the gospels. jews were also at odds with their rulers. >> it was so unlivable on this earth with conquerors and economic. everything was going wrong. >> a biblical scholar that studies ancient writings. >> what do they turn to this thought because they can't find meaning there. the human can't exist with some kind of hope. >> just over 60 years ago the dedicated sea scrolls were discovered. earliest copies of bible were discovered called the essenes. >> they were copied here. earliest copies are here. >> ten commandments were among the documents. >> for people living here believe they were living in the end time. >> the professor also a dead sea school are show where they were discovered. >> the world here ended in doom because you had an invincible army. roman army. >> the romans destroyed the temple, more than a million jews were killed. >> they are trying to give meaning to their suffering and the book of revelation can do that for every generation. >> reporter: we visited the site where john's revelations sets the s
. we are live in every key battleground state. >> i'm christine romans, and this, this is the only map that will count. the electoral college. the race to 270. eight states are still up for grabs. they're yellow here with hours to go. we're going to look at the road each candidate's got to take to get that magic number. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. one week since hurricane sandy and many victims saying they will get to the polls, come hell or high water. or in this case, both. but where will their polling places be? the scramble on the east coast ahead. >> this morning stephanie cutter from the obama campaign is going to be joining us, pennsylvania senator pat toomey is our guest, maryland congressman chris van hollen will be with us. arizona senator john mccain, the former white house press secretary bill burton and former treasury secretary larry summers all joining us this morning. and former mccain campaign adviser mark mckinney is with us. it's monday, november 5th, and a special edition of "starting point" live from the nation's capital begins right now. welcome, everybody. in 24
. on the other side of the world, in the ancient roman city of ostia, huge merchant ships were part of an economy much like our own. and today, the tanners of morocco still practice their ancient craft, living proof that economies have evolved out of the past. everyone who has ever lived has been part of an economic system. iel bote grande...mil pesos! economic systems are simply the ways people produce, distribute and consume things -- everything and anything, from tortillas to stocks and bonds. for 10,000, 10,000 an eighth. today, as in the past, economic systems lie at the heart of how a society is organized. archaeologists search for these systems because they believe economies hold the key to understanding ancient societies. archaeologist william sanders. the economy of any given human group, any culture, is a powerful factor that affects the rest of that culture -- the social organization, the political institutions, even the ideology, the religion of a people. from my perspective, the economy of a group is one of the most powerful determinants of human behavior. keach: to archaeologists, a
of that is that when we are asking for marriage equity, it feels to the conservative people and you know how the roman catholics come out on this way and evangelicals on that way and the kind of meat it feels like an attack on their belief that they are not going to be allowed to believe what they have always believed and if we had a greater separation and clarification it would feel less so. the effect of the matter is nobody is required to marry anybody. i don't have to marry any couple, gay or straight and that's true of clergy across the board that hasn't changed with any of the marriage equal the the laws and we are finding it to be a really helpful strategy to restate that in the legislation even though it is already the law to ease people out of that fear. the other part of that is because it feels like an attack on religion, it seems to me that usually when we talk about separation of church and state we are afraid the state is going to impinge on the church but in this case we have the church impinging on the state. churches and synagogues and mosques saying don't do this, no marriage equalit
was held captive by the romans for preaching the gospel. jews were at odds with the pagan rulers who tried to destroy them during the first century. >> the majority of believers think it was so unlivable on this earth with conquerors. everything was going wrong. >> a biblical scholar studies ancient apocalyptic writings? >> they can't find mining here so they turn to apocalyptic thought. the human cannot exist without some kind of hope so the meaning has to be somewhere. >> the dead sea scrolls were kiss cov discovered. it was found from a stack of jews who copied the ancient manuscript in the first century. >> they were copied here. >> the people living here believe they were liing in the end tim-- living in the end tim. >> a dead sea scroll scholar showed us where they wrote their predictions. >> the world here in coupme ron ended in june of 1868 because you had an invincible army, roman army. >> the romans destroyed the temple. more than a million jews were killed. >> john is trying to reveal, give meaning to their suffering and to their difficulties. i think the book of revelation can
one group of home schoolers knocking on doors of targeted values voters and don't forget the roman catholics when you're talking about christian conservatives, which is a big targets of this particular effort. there are efforts to get to these folks, roman catholics in ohio to vote their faith and we're told that they are not hard to motivate. >> we don't have to do anything other than say, here is the polling booth and here is the way to vote absentee. they're fired up and ready to go, as he would say. >> reporter: now, what pro romney are hoping is is that they can win the swingish group of roman catholics and add it to what it is they usually get on election day and see as an advantage. the question is whether or not they can rewin election day by a wide enough margin to offset what it is the obama campaign will pick up in the early voting. shep. >> steve brown live in columbus. thanks, a record breaking ad blips, targeting more than a smaller number of american people than ever. according to the associated press, since april, the candidates, parties, and those big super pacs h
'm with christine romans and the magic wall. >> number is 270. the red states are considered states for romney. the blue considered for the president. these yellow are the swing states. the quickest pay for obama to get to 270. needs to take iowa, needs to take wisconsin, needs to take ohio, and that gets him there fast. 270. let's take these back and show you the quickest ray for romney to get to 270. he's got to take florida, he's got to take virginia. he's got to take ohio. that gets him to 266. that means he just needs maybe like the four votes in new hampshire. he could take iowa, although that one has been leaning forward the president. the quickest way for obama, iowa, wisconsin, ohio. the fastest way for romney, florida, virginia, ohio, then he just needs one more state. >> the problem for mitt romney is the quickest way includes ohio, which means polling consistently behind there. without ohio he's got to take a lot more of those yellow states right now. >> and that's why we keep talking about ohio all past week. >> christine romans, thanks very much. >> thanks, guys. our team, erick
romans is here with more. some early holiday cheer for retailers. >> for retailers, yes. unless very smart, savvy shoppers took the deep discounts from the weekend and now they're done for the rest of the year, and then the retailers would not be so happy. also you're seeing this trend cannibalizing. you had more sales on thursday that height have taken a little bit of the euphoria out of black friday. and so now you're stretching basically the same amount or a little bit more spending over four days instead of the traditional three days. and also remember, $59.1 billion, record number of spending, that's up 13% from last year. this is according to the industry. the national retail federation. but last year, sales were up 15%. so that shows you it's not the barn-burner that it necessarily was last year. so who is going out and what in the world are they buying? this year they spent about $423 on average, according to the industry. and this is what they were spending it on. clothing and accessories, about 50%, toys, books, cds, dvds, video games, electronics making up about 37% of the
of charles iv. in the 1300s, charles made the city part of the holy roman empire. he also established charles university, the first university in central europe. prague still attracts students from all over. >> it's my favorite city that i've been to in the world. and i love the architecture. i love the culture. i love how efficient public transportation is. >> he's right. getting around prague is easy. from trains to trams to horse-drawn carriages and river boats for sightseers. but most of all, it's a city for walking. there's so much to see and hear. [ small ensemble plays ] and you had better plan on exercise to work off the great food you find around every corner. a particular treat is a tasty pastry called "trdelnik." dough is rolled around a stick, heated, and then dusted with cinnamon. delicious! >> everybody should come to prague to see, like, remnants of communism. and it's great, 'cause it's a bridge between western and eastern europe. so, prague's, like, a really unique place in europe. >> while i was there, the city was mourning the death of its first freely elected president, va
campaign hope the numbers will help them in the race. it's too close to call right now. christine romans is going to have a look at it. christine? >> let's talk about what we are expecting in the final economic report before tuesday. in three and a half hours, we'll find out what happens for jobs and the unemployment rate. the expectation is the unemployment rate is 7.9%, picking up slightly with 125,000 jobs added in the month. the trend, though, is what is so important here, right? sometimes you get a little in the month. the trend is what's important. 7.8% was the unemployment rate when the president took office. last month, he's back to where he started. february, 2009, that's the stimulus. then the unemployment rate rise up to 10% in october, 2009 as the stimulus money was being deployed. stubbornly high unemployment. then drifting lower much of this year. we can look at job creation and you can see how jobs have been added now since the end of 2010 consistently, but not robustly. this is where the arguments come about the job market. has it been strong enough? no. who is at fault a
, there's no question they will have an impact on the presidential race. christine romans is watching this very closely. let's talk about jobs in america right now. >> all right, jobs in america right now. we're expecting, you know, 7.9% for the unemployment rate. 125,000 jobs created overall. and what you're going to hear a lot of people talk about, especially on the republican side, is the underemployment rate. this is sometimes called the real employment rate. it's 14.7%. this is people who are unemployed. people who are discouraged. people who have stopped looking for work in the past year but would look if they thought that there was something out there for them. and people who are employed part-time for economic reasons. you hear sometimes the real unemployment rate of 14.7%. but it still depends on where you live, quite frankly. and across the country in the swing states, the differences are pretty dramatic. you look at nevada, for example. 11.8% unemployment. look at colorado. it has 8% unemployment. you look at some of the other swing states where the unemployment rate has be
. >> and in the end, this is the only math that counts. i'm christine romans. looking to the race to the states. we'll take a look at the road that each candidate can take to get to that magic number. >> it's been one week since hurricane sandy forever changed the east coast and so many lives along it with. the recovery effort and how the storm is impacting polling stations. that's coming up. >> we've got a packed show for you this morning, four hours. among our guests, rob portman will be joining us, maryland congressman chris van hollen, pat tomby, arizona senator john mccain is with us. former treasury secretary larry summers is our guest. obama campaign deputy manager stephanie cutter, former white house press secretary bill burden all joining us this morning. and we're counting down the final hours of a marathon battle for the white house, just too close to call today. this morning after 17 months of campaigning and $3 billion spent, it has come down to this. a brand new cnn/orc vote of likely voters released last night shows that mitt romney and president obama are in a tie, 49% apiece. both
. >> the campaign trail extended. i'm christine romans. governor romney will keep pressing with two stops in the battlegrounds while president obama shoots hoops, an election day tradition. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. the immense damage from hurricane sandy forcing an election day scramble. people voting by e-mail and different polling stations and in some cases literally moving the earth to have their voices heard. >> joining us throughout the morning, congressman randy forbes of virginia, delaware governor jack markell, jim clyburn, obama campaign senior adviser david axelrod, bob mcdonald, ted strickland and bob shrum, a democratic consult and the who worked on the kerry and gore campaigns. special election coverage here on cnn begins right now. >>> it is up to the american people right now. good morning and welcome to our special edition of "early start." we have complete 4ri6 coverage of election day 2012. over the past 17 months we've watched two campaign spend a combined $3 billion, two candidates duel it out in three dramatic debates, all trying to win your vote. now more than 1
. 17 minutes past the hour. let's get you up to date. here's christine romans with this morning's top stories. >> good morning. now that the election is over, president obama shifting his focus to the looming fiscal cliff. the president delivers a big speech on the economy this afternoon. he wants the bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy to expire. but house speaker john boehner tells abc news, quote, raising tax rates is unacceptable. just 53 days left for the lame duck congress toe get a deal done. retiring senator olympia snowe not sounding overly confident a compromise can be reached. the maine republican is pleading with her party to find middle ground on a new spending ground. but she tells anderson cooper she don't like where things are headed. >> the more we prolong the uncertainty and unpredictability the more we're going to invite or trigger a financial crisis. but the uncertainty is certainly a dangerous -- it's dangerous and we're in unchartered waters. >> because of the dysfunction, the gridlock in washington. >>> a u.s. border patrol agent who died last month in a shooting
unconvinced. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christie romans in for john on assignment. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. 5:00 a.m. on the east. half a million bucks, what do you think? are you in yet? the powerball jackpot tonight is the second largest in lottery history. that's a lot of office pools. we are in on it over here and have defied serious odds to get here. 16 consecutive powerball rollovers without a winner yet. and that streak is likely to end really soon. a lottery official calculates a 5% chance no one will win tonight if sales spike as they are expected to. and if you do happen to win the cash value of the jackpot, it now stands at 324 million dollars. but time for a quick reality check, your odds of winning are 175 million to 1. alison kosik closely monitoring powerball fever is live from new york's times square this morning. the odds are not good but the fever is really high, isn't it, alison? >> reporter: it is. we walked into this convenient store here in times square and you see the advertising over my shoulder near the convenient store, but you don't need advert
. fixing the broken tax system. you know who is really good at this? that one. christine romans. coming out of the break, we'll hear comments and i'll get you to weigh in on what you thought of some of those key buzz words. >> great. >> i saw you nodding. back in a moment. c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. to volunteer to help those in need. when a twinge of back pain surprises him. morning starts in high spirits, but there's a growing pain in his lower back. as lines grow longer, his pain continues to linger. but after a long day of helping others, he gets some helpful advice. just two aleve have the strength to keep back pain away all day. today, jason chose aleve. just two pills for all day pain relief. try aleve d for strong, all day long sinus and headache relief. >>> we want to welcome our cnn vours from around the world. there is a fiscal cliff looming in this country and the pre
the e. f. obrian, the editor of the times of cuba and in the cuban roman catholic church, father moynihan, no relationship to my grandmother, loved for his kindness and great sense of humor. born in the 20's in havana were of irish descent. they were fran emilio. he was entirely blind by the age of 13 but learned gerschwin's rhapsody in blue by using braille scores. he was also one of the major instrumentalists of the feeling -- many of you recollected remember -- the thrilling sound of the 50's that blended the latin bolero with the latin sound. the second was chico, we like always to put these little names to people. my name is carlotta but my real name was charlotte and they called me carlotica, little charlotte. he moved to new york city in 1948, where benny goodman hire him and he became very famous in new york at the time and he died in new york in 2001. one of the pieces of my ticket to ride is how many cubans of irish ancestry are there. because this connected to my family, that's why i wanted to read it to you. in the 40's, my father moved to new york in search of his de
to the plant. >> if you think back, the romans came up with a system of plumbing that allowed us it use water to transport waste away from the hub of civilization, which enabled cities to grow. . >> you have a large bowl, a drive motor and another motor with a planetary gearbox with differential pressure inside there. the large mass up there spinning separating the solids from the liquid. we have to prevent about once a month, we go in there grease those, change the oil, check the vibration levels. the operators can tell just by the hum of that machine that it's a harmonic noise emitted that it's out of balance and the machine needs to be cleaned. it will start vibrating and we have vibration analysis machines that will come over here and check the levels. so it's kind of an on-going thing that you have to stay on top of on a daily basis. >> handled properly, you take organic residuals, as we call them, that are leftovers of our society and turn them back into some energy. and we have another ability to take that sludge and get a nutrient value for crops there. we actually are running a kind
when the noon news comes back. . >>> members of the roman catholic church of san francisco hope prayers will help stop the killings in the city. >> mouthy god hear our prayers for your son tyrese who you have called from this life to yourself. grant him light, happiness and peace. >> a prayer vigil was held this morning at the corner for a 20-year-old. he was shot friday night. the group is now holding prayer vigils for homicide victims at the locations where they were killed. lane is the city's 59th home home home received murder of the year. >>> a woman says she was kidnapped last night. she was found in oakland after midnight not far from the tunnel. paramedics checked her but we don't know if she was hurt. police say they will release more details later today. >>> the hearing for the bicyclist accused of hitting and killing an elderly man in san francisco will begin next month. this morning a judge set december 5th as the hearing date for him. he is charged with felony manslaughter stemming the march incident at market and castro. the da said that witnesses reported seeing him go
about the noblest roman of them all, brutus. his life was gentle and the elements subtle mixed in him that nature might stand up and say to all the world this was a man, gentle, compassionate, conscientious and funny and serious. this was a man. this was our milton marks. [applause] >> thank you henny. now, to milton's friend from a slightly later period in his life craig hofer. >> milton -- milton and i first became friends and 1992 in the frozen of maine where milton was two years ahead of my. i will grateful to tim dirkin who spoke moving at his funeral in august but can't be here today. i will be grateful for introducing us and setting up a wonderful friendship for so long. strangely while most college chums tend to grow distant after they graduate milton and i became closer over the years as they passed, particularly after we both arrived at university of pennsylvania for graduate school back in 1988. the reason for this is simple but power. it reminds me of woody allen's line "90% of life is just showing up". milton had a gift for staying there. he stayed involves in ev
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